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  • Blog Post: San Francisco Chooses Microsoft Cloud Email and Archiving for over 23,000 Employees

    Welcome to the cloud, San Francisco! Earlier today The City and County of San Francisco and Microsoft announced their intent to bring the benefits of cloud computing to over 23,000 municipal employees by migrating the city’s on-premise email to Exchange Online. San Francisco joins...
  • Blog Post: What Support Changes to Microsoft’s Online Services Means for Your Business

    The new Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy for Online Services is the latest step in providing flexible cloud solutions that allows the enterprise to seamlessly adopt new product updates. Here are the three core impacts this new policy will have for your business: 1) More lead...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 7/6/2012

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles you might have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Riverbed Steelhead Cloud Accelerator Wins Best of Tech Ed Award A first-of-its-kind solution developed by Riverbed in partnership with Akamai Technologies is Best of TechEd Award winner in...
  • Blog Post: Hyatt Hotels tells us 'Why Microsoft' is their Cloud Provider.

    Mike Blake, CIO for Hyatt Hotels Corporation, is our guest blogger today and will describe why he made the decision to move to the cloud and why he chose BPOS to meet the needs of Hyatt's employees world-wide. Hyatt Hotels Corporation first began in 1957 when Jay Pritzker purchased the Hyatt House motel...
  • Blog Post: U.S. Public Sector CIOs Embrace Cloud Computing

    My name is Tony Tai, and I recently joined the Microsoft Office 365 team. Prior to this role, I managed the SharePoint marketing website , powered by SharePoint2010. It was incredibly fun to roll out the first public facing website on SharePoint 2010’s general availability day. I also spent the...
  • Blog Post: Why Microsoft

    Hi, my name is Andrew Kisslo and I am Sr. Product Manager inside the group that delivers Office, SharePoint and Exchange, including all our cloud offerings. The best part about my job is the unique opportunity I get to meet with customers of all different sizes who share a common goal: ‘Use Technology...
  • Blog Post: The University of Arizona picks BPOS

    Today we are proud to announce that the University of Arizona has selected Microsoft Online as the messaging and collaboration platform for all faculty and staff. Earlier in the month I highlighted the fact that 10,000 institutions on every continent have enrolled with our Live@Edu offering in the just...
  • Blog Post: Google Docs does not make Office better

    Hi, I’m Alex Payne and I’m a Director in our Online Product Management team. A couple of news articles and blogs landed today where Google is trying to make the case that existing Office customers (and there are over 500 Million of them worldwide) should hold off on upgrading to Office 2010 and instead...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMSFT Round-Up 5/27/2011

    Each week, we round up industry news and articles that you may have missed. Enjoy this week’s selections. Mobile Productivity: Introducing “Mango” for Windows Phone 7 Microsoft’s “Mango” Win 7 Phone Geared For Enterprise Users Companies shopping for a new...
  • Blog Post: Why Governments Buy Microsoft Online Services

    Reflecting on Memorial Day, when Americans remember how military veterans safeguarded fellow citizens through their service, today I’m also recalling how Microsoft’s services contribute in the public sector. We have developed and now manage a suite of online services to assist government...
  • Blog Post: Why are Businesses Leaving Google Apps?

    Security Concerns. Hidden Costs. Document Fidelity. Marketing Hype. No Support. Lack of Roadmap. Oh My! These are a few of the reasons that the organizations I’ve spoken to have either left Google Apps or simply put it ‘through its paces’ and realized it’s more pony than horse...
  • Blog Post: Manufacturer Sees More Value in Microsoft Online Services than Google Apps

    Today we hear from UK-based SBFI on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to cloud computing! “When we looked at the actual difference in price over a 12-month period, and the amount of grief we’d have gone through with Google, sticking...
  • Blog Post: Three Big Wins for Microsoft Cloud Services

    Today at our annual Financial Analyst's Meeting (FAM) we announced that The Dow Chemical Co., Hyatt Hotels Corporation and the University of Georgia have each selected Microsoft cloud solutions. If you'd like to watch any of Executive keynotes, please visit the digital site dedicated to this event. ...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Microsoft Online Services - Overland Solutions

    As part of the Real World with Microsoft Online Services series, we spoke to David R. Robinson, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Overland Solutions, Inc., about why Overland Solutions chose the Business Productivity Online Standard Suite from Microsoft Online Services over Google...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Power or Cloud Compromises: You Choose

    We announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA ) is ready to go live with the premier productivity cloud solution: Microsoft Online Services. The USDA brings us the food pyramid, organic certification, food safety, and the US Forest Service . Now, we can return the favor...
  • Blog Post: Global Aluminum Leader Adopts Exchange Online over Other Messaging Solutions

    Today we learn from Novelis on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to cloud computing! “By choosing Microsoft Online Services, we got the proven technology in Exchange Online, and we enhanced our collaboration capabilities with Office...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Microsoft Online Services: Interview with Christian Kuttler, Director of Information and Communication Technology at Center Parcs

    As part of the Real World Microsoft Online Services series, we spoke to Christian Kuttler, Director of Information and Communication Technology at Center Parcs, about replacing Google Apps with the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite. Here's what he had to say: Q: Tell us about...
  • Blog Post: IT Firm Boosts Productivity by 30% with Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010

    Today we hear from the Indian firm, NEcX, on why Microsoft was the best decision for their business in their move to cloud computing with Office Professional Plus 2010 ! “Google Apps and OpenOffice.org… they were not flexible. [Compared to Office 2010], it was the difference...
  • Blog Post: Google's Outlook Sync Tool: Out of Sync with Customers

    My name is Brandon Hoff and I am a Technical Product Manager here at Microsoft and have been working on Exchange for almost 10 years. Since the introduction of Outlook into the Office suite in 1997, I have come across my fair share of connectors (IBM, Novell, et al) which have attempted to provide a...
  • Blog Post: Real World with Microsoft Online Services - Rexel

    As part of the Real World Microsoft Online Services series, we spoke to Olivier Baldassari, Chief Information Officer at Rexel, and Thomas Huber, Global IT Collaboration Manager at Rexel, about why Rexel chose Microsoft Online Services over Gmail from Google Apps to manage its messaging and collaboration...
  • Blog Post: Lies, Damned Lies and the “Gone Google” Calculator

    Do you click on 77 spam emails every day or have you spent $47,000 on a lost laptop? Me neither, but Google thinks you do and these are exactly the sort of numbers used to calculate your potential cost savings for "Gone Google". In today's macroeconomic climate, businesses need thorough and defensible...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Customer Wins Rugby World Cup!

    Congratulations to New Zealand Rugby’s All Blacks , winner of this year’s Rugby World Cup 2011 . Microsoft New Zealand proudly sponsored this year's event to faciliate this popular, international sport. Competition brings out the best of us and New Zealand Rugby knows what it takes to win...
  • Blog Post: Weekly #WhyMsft Round-Up 3/11/2011

    Welcome to the Why Microsoft Weekly Roundup! The roundup is a collection of news items from around the web this week. Our goal is to share a variety of conversations about Microsoft products in the community. For this week, we have handpicked the following five news items…Enjoy! Top 5 Picks...
  • Blog Post: ASPEQ Moves from Google Apps to Microsoft Online

    Real World with Microsoft Online Services: Interview with Andrew Jamieson, Acting CIO, ASPEQ Limited As part of the Real World Microsoft Online Services series, we spoke to Andrew Jamieson, Acting Chief Information Officer at ASPEQ Limited, about replacing Gmail from Google Apps and managing...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 for Education: Leapfrogging the Competition

    Those aren't my words, but the words of Chris Dawson over at ZDNet Education ! I couldn't agree more. In fact, he goes on to say: "Bottom line, Microsoft’s Office 365 for Education platform really is the next generation of learning productivity tools . Check back for followups as more details...